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Beautiful "Victorian", near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

51 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Petersburg - The Victorian

4 BR, 3 ba. Upper and lower decks w/ Ohio River view. (Deborah's Guesthouses)

This graceful Queen Anne-style home sits directly on the Ohio River. The curving front porch invites you to 'sit a spell' and enjoy the river breezes. The back deck overlooks the river directly below, and stunning sunsets over the water melt your worries away.

LARGER PHOTOS: Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Downstairs: The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, a full-sized futon, and an attached bath.

The second bedroom sleeps 5 in bunk beds and a futon.

Another full bath is down the hall.

The dining room is large, as is the kitchen overlooking the back deck and the Ohio River.

The laundry room is off the kitchen, and includes an iron and ironing board. Bring your own liquid detergent if you want to get some laundry taken care of during your stay.

Upstairs: Two bedrooms, one full bath, kitchenette with stove and double-oven, sink, plus a fridge in the 3-season room overlooking the river.

Bedroom #1 upstairs has a queen bed, plus a daybed with trundle. Off this bedroom is the laundry room closet, plus a queen mattress on the floor.

Bedroom #2 upstairs has a queen bed plus a daybed with a slide-out platform bed underneath.

Check-in: 4 pm EST. Check-out: 11 am EST (lock box)

Items provided in each apartment: Sheets, wash cloths and towels, toilet tissue, some paper towels, hairdryer, pots and pans, dishes, coffee maker, toaster, dish soap and detergent.

Items to bring along: Soap and shampoo, liquid laundry detergent (no powder please, clogs up septic system :), extra paper towels, napkins, coffee filters, foil and cling wrap, baggies, Kleenex, drinking water (The Victorian uses a well--perfectly fine for cooking and laundry and even drinking, but some prefer bottled)

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016

About Deborah

While I was living in The Cottage (VRBO 384587) I noticed The Victorian three blocks away was in foreclosure. I love old houses! After seeing the monumental overhaul it needed, saying a few prayers, and talking to family and friends, I bought it...and was instantly overwhelmed!

First project: Put in a huge deck in back--the beautiful views kept me inspired during the long rehab. And now it's all finished and worth every bit of the TLC it required. Hopefully it blesses my guests as well!

Deborah purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much! We enjoyed our stay! It was so nice to have a family-friendly place. The accommodations were great--fully furnished w/ laundry included! :)

(from guestbook)
Jun 2013
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based on 51 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful "Victorian", near the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter
average rating of 4.8431373 based on 55 reviews

Great Home in Petersburg, KY

  • 5 of 5

Property was great for our volunteer board retreat (17 people). Everyone had a bed, and the additional kitchen upstairs was amazing! The only issue is maybe the area. It looks a little run down, but all of us felt safe the entire weekend! Will definitely consider next time we are in the area!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Trip to the Victorian

  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to this area and second time to stay here. It easily accommodates a large group. The kitchen is great for cooking and we always bar-b-que the last night and eat outside overlooking the Ohio River. Simply beautiful. Everything you need is provided and Deborah is great. I'm sure we will be staying again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful relaxing time!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! My family's first reunion with my family was made even more special by staying at the Victorian. The charm of the house was wonderful. "Customer service" was outstanding. The house was clean and well maintained. The view was breathtaking from both upper and lower levels. The house itself was all we could have wanted in both location, comfort and privacy. We were able to visit the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter (both are full day events). Then we returned to a place that felt like home. Everyone was impressed and I looked like a smarter cooky than I am. Thank you all.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay for Extended Family

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family was split between the Victorian and General Store, in order to visit both the Creation Museum and lifesize Ark. We were four families in the Victorian and it accommodated us very well. Deborah promises cleanliness with her properties, and that was delivered for sure! Loved the upstairs 3-season river overlook room, and the back deck was nice for enjoying the river as well. The downstairs kitchen was very well stocked. Very charming, clean home and we'd stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

There was so much room and it was absolutely beautiful there. If we ever go that way again we will be sure to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful to find such a beautiful place just outside the city. The interior was clean and very functional.

The riverview from the balcony and the sunroom was breath-taking.

Overall, it was very peaceful and serene. I hope to return to this place next year as my family make annual trip to Kentucky.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Perfect North Ski Slopes

5 miles from the Creation Museum.

16 miles from Perfect North Slopes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Petersburg, Indiana

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £82 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.3%

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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Reservation is confirmed when I receive your deposit.
Tax rate of 11.3% is added (6% Kentucky sales tax + 5.3% KY "transient room" taxes)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Petersburg, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bath off master bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs apt has one full bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Master bedroom has small bath attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 Bunk Bed , This bedroom has two upper bunks, one trundle, and 1 futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs apt bedroom #1: 1 Qn bed, 1 Qn (floor), 1 Tw sofa
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed , Upstairs apt bedroom #2: 2 daybeds w/ trundles, 1 couch
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • museums
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank

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